California lawmaker Bill Fong led the campaign to ban the shark finning trade in California after viewing a documentary on this practice. He is now calling on Hong Kong and the rest of China to follow suit. He was informed that “74 million sharks are finned every year and that the shark population is going to be extinct” should such practices be continued. This would result in a huge imbalance in the ocean’s food chain should the ocean’s top predator become a species at risk or worse, disappear. Words of wisdom dictate to us that, “when we know better, we do better”. This is likely one of those cases. This practice demands our review and reflection. Take a look at this “shark finning” video. I warn you in advance, this video is graphic and disturbing.
NOW is the time to put respect and kindness for our extended selves, our earth, before profit. We at Earth Matters are very pleased to see this positive move forward.
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